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October 11, 2021 | In the News: NowThis Earth

Tackling the Biodiversity Crisis

Timothy Preso, Managing Attorney, Biodiversity Defense Program: “We are creating a future for our kids and grandkids where we are leaving them a world of less wild places, less wild species, and fewer birds, fewer butterflies, fewer of all the things that we have had the benefit of living with during our lifetimes but are rapidly diminishing. But we don't have to stand for that. We don't have to accept that. We have an opportunity now to do something to reverse those trends.”

September 23, 2021 | Legal Document

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation et al vs US EPA - Paraquat Petition for Review

On September 24, 2021, farmworker groups, environmentalists, and health organizations represented by Earthjustice sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approving the continued use of the deadly pesticide paraquat, which has been linked to Parkinson’s Disease. Paraquat is currently banned in 32 countries, including member states of the European Union (where the chemical is manufactured and exported) and China. In July, EPA reapproved the pesticide’s registration for another 15 years.

August 18, 2021 | Explainer

What You Need To Know About Chlorpyrifos

For half a century, U.S. staple foods such as corn, wheat, apples and citrus have been sprayed with chlorpyrifos, a dangerous pesticide that can damage the developing brains of children, causing reduced IQ and attention deficit disorders.

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